Paws on Patrol
Community conscious dog walkers are invited to take part in our new initiative aimed at making Swansea an even safer place.
The Safer Swansea Partnership believes that the 1000's of dog walkers within the City and County of Swansea can play an important role in making neighbourhoods safer.
Swansea is enjoying its lowest crime figures in 25 years and to make Swansea an even safer city we rely on support from the public.
This initiative aims to give dog walkers the tools and confidence to act as eyes and ears for their community while out exercising Man's Best Friend.Paul Evans, City and County of Swansea Crime Prevention Officer, said: "Dog walkers spend a lot of time out and about in their communities and would be highly likely to recognise when something out of the ordinary is happening."
Paws on Patrol links in with existing community initiatives such as Neighbourhood Watch and Police Community Support Officers (PCSO's).
Paws on Patrol was launched on Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Singleton Park. The response was fantastic with over 100 dog walkers attending to become members of the scheme. The numbers continue to rise as dog walkers approach Safer Swansea wanting to join.
Becoming a Member
To join Paws on Patrol simply provide us with your name and email address by emailing email@example.com or phoning our Crime Prevention Officers on 01792 562768 or 01792 562710.
Each member will be provided with a welcome pack containing:
Dog Walking Events
All members will receive regular email updates about Paws on Patrol as well as invitations to community dog walking events, which Safer Swansea plans to hold every month at different locations throughout the city and county of Swansea.
Members will be invited to attend and take part in the walk. They will have opportunity to talk to their local police and council officers about any issues they have about the area, as well as receive more training and advice on w hat to look out for when out and about with their dogs.
The first dog walk event for Paws on Patrol members will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2pm, at Singleton Park.
Use the phone numbers shown below to report incidents.
Discount for Members
Williams Pet & Garden Supplies, Brynymor Road, Gowerton are offering Paws on Patrol members 10% off any £10 or more purchase on production of your membership cards. This offer is open until 31/1/12.
Thank you to Williams Pet and Garden Supplies for pledging your support to our scheme in this way.